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Edo APC Won’t Zone Governorship Ticket – Secretary

By Adeyinka Adedipe

AHEAD of the 2024 governorship election in Edo State, the All Progressives Congress in the state has ruled out zoning its ticket to any of the senatorial districts.


Rather, the Edo APC said the ticket would be open to all and that its governorship candidate would be picked based on their capacity to win the poll.

The Edo APC secretary, Lawrence Okah, stated the party’s position after receiving a former spokesman for General Ibrahim Babangida, who was at the party’s secretariat to make known his intention to join the 2024 governorship race.

The APC scribe cautioned all aspirants to avoid vile campaigns and personal attacks since the primary election that would produce the candidate of the party was an internal contest among members of the same family.

Okah said, “We have asked all the aspirants to play the game according to the rules and they should avoid any utterances against other aspirants. At the end of the primaries, only one person will be elected and others will be expected to work with him. What we are looking for is capacity and the ability to deliver and that is why we said there is no zoning.”

Earlier, Kazeem Afegbua told members of the APC State Working Committee that by his antecedents, he was a fearless and upright politician, who didn’t shy away from facts, adding that he was the best candidate the APC needed to wrest power from the ruling Peoples Democratic Party.

“I traveled round the state and I saw the level of decay of the road and some other infrastructure in the health and education sector. This cannot continue, something different needs to be done. There has been too much propaganda in the state in the last seven years which must stop,” he said.

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